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In Syria's Complicated War, U.N. Peacekeepers Become Pawns

U.N. peacekeepers from the Philippines were held for a third day on Friday. Meanwhile, the rebels holding them have called for government troops to leave the area.
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A Decade After Invasion, Are Iraqi Women 'Lucky'?

It's been 10 years since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. That conflict drastically changed the lives of Iraqi women. On International Women's Day, host Michel Martin talks with Iqbal al-Juboori, about how the war affected her personally, and what it's like for women to live in a conflict zone. al-Juboori works to provide job training and life skills to women and their families in rural parts of Iraq.
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Austerity Around The Globe

During the past five years, countries around the globe have struggled to recover from severe recessions while managing their debts. We explore the backlash against austerity around the world

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Conflict on the Korean Peninsula

Last week, North Korea declared its 1953 armistice agreement with South Korea invalid. We get an update on the latest crisis on the Korean peninsula.

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Pyongyang To Cut North-South Hotline, Cancel Non-Aggression Pact

Pyongyang steps up its threats in the wake of the latest U.N. Security Council resolutions to clamp down on the North's nuclear program.
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Cardinals Expected To Set Date For Start Of Conclave

The closed-door gathering to choose a successor to the now-retired Pope Benedict XVI is likely to begin early next week.
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U.S. To Honor India Gang-Rape Victim

The 23-year-old Indian woman who died after she was gang-raped in New Delhi last December is being honored by the U.S. State Department. Secretary of State John Kerry will posthumously confer the International Women of Courage award on Friday, which is also International Women's Day.

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